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russian children has sparked outrage in russia. it is seen as a response to an american bill which targets russian officials accused of human-rights violations. >> they were there at dawn at the duma, russia's federal parliament, taking a stand against the wall that would ban americans adopting russian children. detentions' quickly followed. the authorities were and little mood for tolerance. last week, a washington passed an act targeting russian rights abuses. the list of officials facing travel bans and asset freezes. in the duma, russian legislators promised retaliation in kind. critics accused them of using children as political weapons. >> any child has the right to be treated with care and with love by any person, irrespective of their nationality. >> according to brussels' official agency, there are 130,000 children eligible for adoption, yet last year fewer than 11,000 found families. 956 went to the u.s.. over the past 20 years, as many as 60,000 russian orphans found homes in america. but isolated cases of abuse by adoptive parents in the u.s. have caused public outcries in russ
to end the fighting in syria appear to be regaining momentum very russia, one of the few major powers to maintain links with the syrian regime has sent invitation for talks to the head of the opposition syrian national coalition. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says he believes the transitional governments with assad still in power for a time must be put in place. he said both sides must agree to a peace plan to avoid for the chaos. >> we are against any interference from outside parties, outside countries in syria. we have an understanding that we need a ceasefire in order to save the lives of citizens and we agree the geneva convention contains the elements to move forward for a political settlement. >> the lives of millions of children have been affected by the war in syria. thousands of families have escaped across the border to lebanon. the united nations estimates more than 126,000 registered syria refugees there. but getting away from the fighting can be a terrifying experience. >> at a time millions of children are playing with new toys but these children do not. bu
rebel fighters say they captured a military base. russia's foreign minister says he received guarantees from president assad he will not use chemical weapons against rebels. >> i met president assad and we exchanged views on the next steps that can be taken to move forward. the president spoke of his viewpoint and i told of what i gathered from my many meetings i of that indifference cities and with various officials in the region and outside the region. we also discussed the steps i see it can be taken to help the syrian people come out of the crisis. the situation in syria remains of high concern and with the party's move of the direction of a solution that the people of this -- of syria aspire to. >> let's be to our correspondent on the border between turkey and syria. as you say, this is brahimi's third trip and the situation has gotten significantly worse since the last time. are we any further forward this time? >> we do not have the details of the meeting, in a sense we did not know exactly what ideas brahimi presented to the syrian president bashar al-assad. he said we discussed
what is going to happen next. >> russia has invited the officers of the syrian national coalition for parks, and is urging president bashar al-assad to do the same. they say russia must first condemn the president before dialogue him take place. russia says the transitional government should be put in place, with bashar al-assad staying in power. >> we have already had dialogue in cairo. we expressed readiness to meet with them, and are still ready. as we understand, they do not have any objection regarding the offer to leave. we are against interference from outside parties in syria. we understand we need a ceasefire. we agreed the geneva convention contains the elements to move forward for political settlement. >> in the caesarian title, schilling has devastated large parts of the city, including a large suburbs. the rebels say they have also made gains in eastern syria. fighters say they have captured this oil field. tens of thousands of mainly sunni iraqis turned out to protest the government. they are accusing maliki of marginalizing sunni leaders. >> a sea of people gatherin
himself from the syrian president, speaking in the last half hour saying russia is not backing the syrian government at any cost. a different tone from someone who has been one of assad's allies. >> president assad has not visited moscow a lot during his tenure. he visited european capitals more often been then we are advocating a solution which would prevent a collapse of the region and the continued civil war. what is our proposal about? what is our position about? not to retain the regime price, but first people should agree on how their participation would guarantee the ruling. not by first destroying everything and then trying to negotiate. >> the media conference is ongoing. he has been speaking for three hours. he gets an opportunity once a year to speak to president vladimir putin. it is all happening in moscow. human rights watch says is really attacks in gaza violated international laws. the attacks killed two cameramen and wounded 10 other people. the group says these were unlawful attacks on journalists and media facilities during the november 2012 fighting. iraq's president h
the peak holiday travel season, and it draws attention to the poor air safety record of russia. they are looking for tighter controls. >> it happens very often. too often. >> it could have been a greater loss of life. a passenger plane can carry up to to a hundred 10 people. it was virtually empty with few core members on board. aljazeera. >> a demonstration in the capital. there were orders to clear an area for traffic. the government is hoping that keeping shops open and will help the economy. in germany, the economic performance has been strong, but their future is intricately tied to the euro zone. 2013 and angela merkel. she faces challenges on the domestic front. a report. >> let us days and look as best as we can into the crystal ball to the year ahead for angela merkel. she emerged as perhaps the world's most powerful woman, certainly germany's most popular politician, but 2013 could well be a year of living dangerously for the german chancellor. at a recent conference, she rallied the troops for an election in september. >> we have kept our promise. through our leaders
the arrests, an allegation he denies. russia's foreign minister says he will welcome any country's offer for a safe haven for al assad. he also says syria is using chemical weapons to keep them safe from rebels. united states has warned syria against using the weapons. the army has shelled several districts in the capital. an armed group says it is preparing to impose a no-fly zone over the city. >> we have intelligence proving the regime is using commercial flights to transport troops and military gear to murder unarmed civilian people. we issued this warning to all civilians to refrain from using commercial planes to avoid being used as human shields. any plane in the sky will be targeted by anti-aircraft missiles. we have imposed a no-fly zone in this province. this will come into effect within three days. >> let's hear from our correspondent who has an update on the turkish-syrian border. >> an ultimatum was issued. we saw the video on the internet. they told the local population you have to do your duty to take out assad's forces. you have to open the door to rebels or we will launc
>> syrian government forces bombarded the city. there's no russia-u.s.-backed peace plan on the table. this is al jazeera, live from our headquarters in doha. an assassination that shocked the world. five years after the death of benazir bhutto, are we any closer to knowing who killed her? president obama cutting short his holiday to take up the financial fight in washington. plus -- >> in central kenya, this is one of the last remaining northern white rhinos in the world. new technology could help protect it. >> welcome to the program. i wish there was a plan, words from the man trying to broker a peace deal in syria. international envoy lakhdar brahimi made the comments in the last few hours at the end of a trip to syria. he met with representative poe representatives from both sides. >> some have come here to market a russian-american project. i wish there was a russian- american project. hence, i did not come here to market it. >> the syrian government delegation led by the country's deputy foreign minister has been in russia for talks. he was reportedly sent to mosco
to finally find help for her problems when so many others are still looking. >> russia's president says he'll sign a bill banning u.s. citizens from don'ting children from his country. rights groups say, though, children in russia's crowded orphanage will find less of a chance to find a home. >> so far i see no reason not to sign it although i have to review the final text and weigh everything. in the world there are probably a lot of place where is the quality of life is better than here. but so what? are we going to move the children there? we need to do everything in our own country in order to provide for a worthy future for all of our children. >> a mass rally is being held in madrid over plans to cut 4,500 jobs in the spanish airlines. iberia includes british airways. the country says the restructuring should boost profits over the next years. >> electricity bills are set to sore to pay for the massive cost of alternative power sources. our report from berlin. politicians could make this an issue for the next election. >> low powered lightbulbs and tips about using your appliances wi
by russia and the u.s. may be the only chance to prevent a sectarian war in syria. >> the situation in syria is very bad. very, very bad and the differences are increasingth >> but most syrians remain skeptical of brahimi's initiative. they say assad and those loyal to him should be discarded from any future deal. army troops have intensefied air strikes across the country. here in the eastern province, fighter jets bombed rebel strongholds. the military is stepping up its campaign to stop the rebels from advancing. there was been mass destruction on the eastern out skirts of damascus where the rebels are holding territory despite con tant air strikes. the siege -- besieged towns bear the brunt of the assault to push the rebels out of damascus. these are the victims of the raging violence in homs. activists say dozens of people were killed by the army, which took the area. on syrian tv, trenches dug by the rebelled to protect themselves from shelling the but in the absence of a decisive military victory, the rebels will have to decide whether to negotiate piecemeal or brace for a prolonged w
, west, and the south. >> of the u.s. state department is criticizing russia oppose the upper house banning americas from adopting russian children. the bill will go to the president for his approval. several protesters were arrested outside of the building. >> outside parliament, the knowledge of the quickly with demonstrators protesting as the bill which bars americans from adopting russian orphans. >> is not useful for our children or our national security or priorities. this lot is draconian and should not be adopted by the council. >> they unanimously backed the proposals which only leaves the signature of the president to become law. it is one of the toughest pieces of anti-u.s. legislation in years past in retaliation for an american law that would impose sanctions on russian officials implicated in human rights offenses. 16,000 russian orphans have been adopted by russian families. opponents say the real victims will be the children. kids will stays, orphans. they have visas and they will not be treated properly. it is likely a death sentence for them. >> adoptions by americ
through. a blizzard. we are seeing very cold conditions across many parts of russia down through to the ukraine and poland as well. snow and ice is already on the ground and causing quite a few problems with the driving as well. for many of us in the eastern parts of europe, it will stay very cold but the system over the southeastern parts will be spinning around and also giving heavy showers across parts of libya down through egypt as well. for the western parts of northern africa, mostly fine and subtle. not a great deal of problems with the weather. to the east, some of the showers could turn out rather strong. but whether it can also be making its way further to the east, too. already plenty of heavy downpours -- and more heading through thursday. all of it pushing steadily toward the east. kuwait will likely to see clouds and just a chance of thunderstorms. of the people in these camps have fled violence or poverty elsewhere in the country. the government has no where to put them. and elsewhere across afghanistan, aid groups are trying to distribute emergency supplies to the
ambitions for the high-speed rail line. it will extend them into russia and southeast asia. the winning numbers have been drawn. this translates as "the fatone." ticket sales were down. initial reports showed 27,000. among the luckiest faces, and this town. more than 1000 tickets one the maximum price. it is common for residents of a village to share in a big win. what happens if you are the only one in your town he misses out on the big one? r series on lottery winners and losers. >> the village is striking it rich. 2011, all 250 one between $130,000 and $3 million. everyone except the only one unlucky enough not to buy a ticket for the big christmas draw. today he works on his farm house finishing the documentary he has been making about the they win. >> these are the lottery winners in spain. this is sheer joy. this is the biggest lottery in the world. >> it made the village and everyone in it a global news story. >> it was funny because everybody would start saying it. and you zero, and they were frozen. >> this is a sleepy place. it is a model village in the 1960's. not much has ch
of defense, 60% of those eligible were deemed unfit for military sfers. russia's military stands at around a million. >> the problem is very, very serious. many officers were fired. at the same time, new junior officers didn't appear. the result, the problem of discipline within still exists. >> nikolai faces up to two years in jail for dodging the draft, for avoiding a year in an army that wants more men according to defense experts needs serious reform and must stop the violence within. >> freezing temperatures have killed 85 people in ukraine. temperatures have plunged to as low as minus 20 degrees celsius. the government set up heater tents and thousand s of emergency shelters for the homeless. the cold snap is expected to improve. 150 flood warnings are now in place across scotland, england and wales. christmas celebrations in the philippines are muted this year. typhoon bopha killed more than 1,000 people and devastated many communities. >> a somber moment for the people. typhoon bopha killed more than 150 lives here and left virtually nothing in its wake. the only sizable building s
republic of macedonia is still far away. >>> russia says that its forces have killed seven suspected militants in the troubled caucasus region. security forces say that a fire fight broke out and is surrounded a building in the capital. they say that rebel fighters fired on them as others were being led to safety. >>> thousands of people protesting against bashir led government in iraq. large demonstrations have been held in the center of iraq. and replaced it to the streets over a week ago when the bodyguards of the city finance minister were arrested, accusing the prime minister nouri al- maliki of trying to break the alliance. iraq has suffered its highest rainfall in decades with many areas flooded. poor infrastructure is making the situation worse, and many are blaming the government for not helping them. >> after three days of heavy rain, the streets of the capital turned into rivers. many roads were blocked, homes flooded. the rising water adding to the misery of a population that has suffered decades of wars and sanctions. in one of baghdad's poorest areas, the people blamed
in russia where three members of a feminist, a group have been found guilty of who will listen for staging a peaceful protest against vladimir putin in son of an orthodox church. -- inside of an orthodox church. >> when i put on my mask, i feel like i can do everything. of course, i and the same person, but this is another part of me, which has more courage, which has a strong pillar of what she is doing is right. she has enough power to change something. >> republicans are mounting increasing pressure on desert covers member taught taken to end his speed to unseat glenn mccaskill. >> legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. let's assume that did that work or something. i think there should be some punishment, but the punishment should be on the rapist, not attacking the child. >> rape is rape. the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about does not make sense to the american people, and certainly does not make sense to me. >> your thoughts on the run-ryan ticket? >> no comment. >> we are trying to follo
democratic inouye. daniel anywain a inouye's purported choice was colleen. russia's upper chamber of parliament has approved a ban on u.s. citizens adopting russian children. the bill is before president vladimir putin has indicated he will sign it. it is seen as a rich ought to remove after president obama signed a law denying u.s. visas and bank accounts to russian officials linked to the death of imprisoned whistleblower sergei magnitsky. dakota native americans held a ceremony in minnesota on wednesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the largest mass execution in u.s. history. 38 dakota men were hanged simultaneously on december 26, 1862 in front of thousands of onlookers. they were condemned to death for crimes allegedly committed during a brief but bloody war with white settlers and soldiers. the executions were allowed by then president abraham lincoln, despite sparse evidence. the conflict came amidst broken u.s. treaties and desperate conditions that left some dakota starving. after the war nearly 2000 dakota non-combatants were marched to a prison camp where as m
at the centers for disease control and prevention, and also in equivalent institutions in russia. of course, one of the more active discussions that's gone on over the last couple of years has been whether or not those stocks should be destroyed in order to ensure that any opportunity for this to break out of those laboratories and get back into the population is reduced to zero as much as conceivably could be. the counterarguments to that, of course, is number one-- you'd be destroying a living species. the other is that you never know when you may need the live virus to be able to do research. one of the interesting things about smallpox is you don't need the virus to make the vaccine. the vaccine is a different virus. it's cowpox. and so you can produce lots of smallpox vaccine without needing the virus itself. the other interesting component of the smallpox story is that the fact that the disease has been eradicated and the fact that we stopped vaccinating the populations has made it a potentially very desirable bioterrorism agent. it's a highly transmissible illness. the levels of immunity
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